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Games on 2012-05-04

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Toronto Blue Jays4Los Angeles Angels0BoxHenderson AlvarezErvin Santana(none)
Baltimore Orioles6Boston Red Sox4BoxTroy PattonFranklin MoralesJim Johnson
Texas Rangers3Cleveland Indians6BoxJeanmar GomezColby LewisChris Perez
Chicago White Sox4Detroit Tigers5BoxJose ValverdeMatt Thornton(none)
New York Yankees6Kansas City Royals2BoxCC SabathiaBruce Chen(none)
Minnesota Twins3Seattle Mariners2BoxCarl PavanoTom WilhelmsenMatt Capps
Oakland Athletics2Tampa Bay Rays7BoxDavid PriceTyson RossJoel Peralta
Los Angeles Dodgers4Chicago Cubs5BoxPaul MaholmChad BillingsleyRafael Dolis
Atlanta Braves9Colorado Rockies8BoxChad DurbinEdgmer EscalonaCraig Kimbrel
St. Louis Cardinals4Houston Astros5BoxLucas HarrellKyle LohseBrett Myers
Arizona Diamondbacks5New York Mets4BoxBrad ZieglerJon RauchJ.J. Putz
Cincinnati Reds6Pittsburgh Pirates1BoxJohnny CuetoKevin Correia(none)
Miami Marlins9San Diego Padres8BoxSteve CishekJosh Spence(none)
Milwaukee Brewers6San Francisco Giants4BoxKameron LoeClay HensleyJohn Axford
Philadelphia Phillies3Washington Nationals4BoxRyan PerryMichael Schwimer(none)

Standings as of 2012-05-04

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2012 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Tampa Bay Rays27207.741--1251081713-17-6W6T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe MaddonAndrew FriedmanTropicana Field1357065.519
224Baltimore Orioles261610.6153.511489258-48-6W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Buck ShowalterDan DuquetteOriole Park at Camden Yards1367759.566
346Toronto Blue Jays271611.5934.0133108258-78-4W2T S R Log Off Def SP D John FarrellAlex AnthopoulosRogers Centre1355778.422
4921New York Yankees261214.4627.5130120106-76-7W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe GirardiBrian CashmanYankee Stadium II1368353.610
51330Boston Red Sox25718.28012.0136139-33-94-9L5T S R Log Off Def SP D Bobby ValentineBen CheringtonFenway Park1376275.453
RkLgMLBAL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2012 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
135Detroit Tigers251510.600--110114-410-65-4W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim LeylandDave DombrowskiComerica Park1377364.533
259Cleveland Indians241311.5421.511110926-67-5W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Manny ActaChris AntonettiProgressive Field1385583.399
3712Chicago White Sox261412.5381.510410228-66-6L3T S R Log Off Def SP D Robin VenturaKenny WilliamsU.S. Cellular Field1367165.522
41226Kansas City Royals251015.4005.095122-273-97-6L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ned YostDayton MooreKauffman Stadium1376275.453
51429Minnesota Twins25718.2808.090139-493-84-10W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ron GardenhireTerry RyanTarget Field1375978.431
RkLgMLBAL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2012 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
1610Texas Rangers261412.538--13993467-67-6L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ron WashingtonJon DanielsRangers Ballpark in Arlington1367957.581
2814Oakland Athletics271413.5190.584104-206-78-6L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob MelvinBilly BeaneOakland-Alameda County Coliseum1055055.476
31022Los Angeles Angels271215.4442.593103-107-85-7L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Mike SciosciaJerry DipotoAngel Stadium of Anaheim1357758.570
41123Seattle Mariners281216.4293.0104118-143-79-9L7T S R Log Off Def SP D Eric WedgeJack ZduriencikSafeco Field1346371.470
RkLgMLBNL EastGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2012 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112Washington Nationals26188.692--86721412-26-6W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Davey JohnsonMichael RizzoNationals Park1368056.588
237New York Mets261511.5773.099130-318-67-5L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Terry CollinsSandy AldersonCiti field1365977.434
4917Philadelphia Phillies271314.4815.51009915-58-9L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie ManuelRuben AmaroCitizens Bank Park1356867.504
31018Atlanta Braves271314.4815.5142124186-77-7W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Brian SnitkerFrank WrenTurner Field1358154.600
51120Miami Marlins261214.4626.090100-106-56-9W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Ozzie GuillenMarlins Park1365779.419
RkLgMLBNL CentralGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2012 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
1511Milwaukee Brewers261412.538--108133-257-57-7W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Ron RoenickeDouglas MelvinMiller Park1366967.507
2613Cincinnati Reds251312.5200.5989718-65-6W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Dusty BakerWalt JockettyGreat American Ballpark1378453.613
3816Pittsburgh Pirates261313.5001.07597-225-58-8L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Clint HurdleNeal HuntingtonPNC Park1366670.485
41219St. Louis Cardinals261214.4622.014281615-77-7L5T S R Log Off Def SP D Mike MathenyJohn MozeliakBusch Stadium III1367660.559
61424Houston Astros261115.4233.0123108158-53-10W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Brad MillsJeff LuhnowMinute Maid Park1364492.324
51325Chicago Cubs261115.4233.093112-196-85-7W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Dale SveumJed HoyerWrigley Field1365086.368
RkLgMLBNL WestGPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK2012 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
123Los Angeles Dodgers26179.654--10798910-27-7L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Don MattinglyNed CollettiDodger Stadium1366967.507
248Arizona Diamondbacks271512.5562.511911457-68-6W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Kirk GibsonKevin TowersChase Field1356669.489
3715San Francisco Giants261313.5004.099100-16-77-6L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Bruce BochyBrian SabeanAT&T Park1368155.596
41527Colorado Rockies251015.4006.513513326-104-5L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim TracyDaniel O'DowdCoors Field1375483.394
51628San Diego Padres27918.3338.590108-187-112-7L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Bud BlackJosh ByrnesPetco Park1356768.496


Player NamePosAgeOrganizationActual TeamTransaction Notes
Brad Eldred1B31.296Detroit TigersDetroit Tigers (MLB)Designated for Assignment
Brandon BeachySP25.243Atlanta BravesAtlanta Braves (MLB)
Randall DelgadoSP22.084Atlanta BravesAtlanta Braves (MLB)
Tommy HansonSP25.249Atlanta BravesAtlanta Braves (MLB)
Cristhian MartinezRP30.059Atlanta BravesAtlanta Braves (MLB)
Kris MedlenRP26.209Atlanta BravesAtlanta Braves (MLB)
Mike MinorSP24.130Atlanta BravesAtlanta Braves (MLB)
Eric O'FlahertyRP27.088Atlanta BravesAtlanta Braves (MLB)
Jonny VentersRP27.045Atlanta BravesAtlanta Braves (MLB)
Brian McCannc28.074Atlanta BravesAtlanta Braves (MLB)
David Rossc35.046Atlanta BravesAtlanta Braves (MLB)
Freddie Freeman1b22.234Atlanta BravesAtlanta Braves (MLB)
Tyler Pastornickyss22.142Atlanta BravesAtlanta Braves (MLB)
Jack Wilsonss34.126Atlanta BravesAtlanta Braves (MLB)
Michael Bourncf29.128Atlanta BravesAtlanta Braves (MLB)
Matt Diazlf34.062Atlanta BravesAtlanta Braves (MLB)
Eric Hinskelf34.272Atlanta BravesAtlanta Braves (MLB)
Martin Pradolf-ss28.190Atlanta BravesAtlanta Braves (MLB)
Luis AyalaRP34.112Baltimore OriolesBaltimore Orioles (MLB)
Jason HammelSP29.244Baltimore OriolesBaltimore Orioles (MLB)
Tommy HunterP25.305Baltimore OriolesBaltimore Orioles (MLB)
Matt LindstromP32.083Baltimore OriolesBaltimore Orioles (MLB)
Brian MatuszSP25.082Baltimore OriolesBaltimore Orioles (MLB)
Troy PattonRP26.243Baltimore OriolesBaltimore Orioles (MLB)
Pedro StropRP26.325Baltimore OriolesBaltimore Orioles (MLB)
Matt Wietersc25.348Baltimore OriolesBaltimore Orioles (MLB)
Chris Davisrf-dh26.048Baltimore OriolesBaltimore Orioles (MLB)
Ryan Flaherty2b25.281Baltimore OriolesBaltimore Orioles (MLB)
Mark ReynoldsIF28.275Baltimore OriolesBaltimore Orioles (MLB)
Nick Markakisrf28.169Baltimore OriolesBaltimore Orioles (MLB)
Josh BeckettSP31.354Boston Red SoxBoston Red Sox (MLB)
Aaron CookP33.085Boston Red SoxBoston Red Sox (MLB)Contract purchased from minors
Felix DoubrontSP24.194Boston Red SoxBoston Red Sox (MLB)
Jon LesterSP28.118Boston Red SoxBoston Red Sox (MLB)
Adrian Gonzalez1b29.361Boston Red SoxBoston Red Sox (MLB)
Darnell McDonaldRF-CF33.168Boston Red SoxBoston Red Sox (MLB)
Bobby JenksP31.051Boston Red SoxBoston Red Sox (MLB)
John LackeyP33.193Boston Red SoxBoston Red Sox (MLB)
Mike BowdenRP25.237Chicago CubsChicago Cubs (MLB)
Ryan DempsterSP35.001Chicago CubsChicago Cubs (MLB)Activated from DL
Rafael DolisRP24.115Chicago CubsChicago Cubs (MLB)
Paul MaholmSP29.313Chicago CubsChicago Cubs (MLB)
Carlos MarmolP29.202Chicago CubsChicago Cubs (MLB)
James RussellRP26.116Chicago CubsChicago Cubs (MLB)
Jeff SamardzijaSP27.101Chicago CubsChicago Cubs (MLB)
Chris VolstadP25.223Chicago CubsChicago Cubs (MLB)
Geovany SotoC-1B29.104Chicago CubsChicago Cubs (MLB)
Darwin Barney2b26.177Chicago CubsChicago Cubs (MLB)
Starlin Castross22.041Chicago CubsChicago Cubs (MLB)
Blake DeWitt3B26.257Chicago CubsChicago Cubs (MLB)
Bryan Lahairlf29.180Chicago CubsChicago Cubs (MLB)
Ian Stewart3b27.029Chicago CubsChicago Cubs (MLB)
David DeJesuscf32.136Chicago CubsChicago Cubs (MLB)
Reed Johnsoncf35.147Chicago CubsChicago Cubs (MLB)
Steve ClevengerSS26.029Chicago CubsChicago Cubs (MLB)
Steve ClevengerC26.029Chicago CubsChicago Cubs (MLB)
John DanksP27.019Chicago White SoxChicago White Sox (MLB)
Gavin FloydSP29.097Chicago White SoxChicago White Sox (MLB)
Philip HumberSP29.134Chicago White SoxChicago White Sox (MLB)
Nate JonesP26.096Chicago White SoxChicago White Sox (MLB)
Will OhmanRP34.264Chicago White SoxChicago White Sox (MLB)
Jake PeavySP30.338Chicago White SoxChicago White Sox (MLB)
Addison ReedCL23.128Chicago White SoxChicago White Sox (MLB)
Hector SantiagoRP24.140Chicago White SoxChicago White Sox (MLB)
Zach StewartRP25.218Chicago White SoxChicago White Sox (MLB)
Matt ThorntonRP35.231Chicago White SoxChicago White Sox (MLB)
Gordon Beckham2b25.230Chicago White SoxChicago White Sox (MLB)
Adam Dunndh32.177Chicago White SoxChicago White Sox (MLB)
Eduardo Escobarss23.119Chicago White SoxChicago White Sox (MLB)
Paul Konerko1b36.060Chicago White SoxChicago White Sox (MLB)
Brent Morel3B25.013Chicago White SoxChicago White Sox (MLB)
Alexei RamirezSS30.224Chicago White SoxChicago White Sox (MLB)
Alejandro De Azacf28.023Chicago White SoxChicago White Sox (MLB)
Brent Lillibridge3b-cf28.229Chicago White SoxChicago White Sox (MLB)
Alex Riosrf31.075Chicago White SoxChicago White Sox (MLB)
Dayan Viciedolf23.055Chicago White SoxChicago White Sox (MLB)
Jesse CrainP30.303Chicago White SoxChicago White Sox (MLB)
Luis ExpositoC25.104Baltimore OriolesBaltimore Orioles (MLB)Recalled from Norfolk (AAA)
Tyler Flowersc26.100Chicago White SoxChicago White Sox (MLB)
Evan Longoria3B26.209Tampa Bay RaysTampa Bay Rays (MLB)Torn left hamstring
Carlos TorresP29.194Colorado RockiesColorado Rockies (MLB)Contract purchased from Colorado Springs (AAA)
Delmon Youngdh26.232Detroit TigersDetroit Tigers (MLB)Reinstated from suspension
Bobby Abreulf38.054Los Angeles DodgersLos Angeles Dodgers (MLB)Signed to 1-year contract for 2012-2012 ($0m)
Cody EppleyP26.208New York YankeesNew York Yankees (MLB)Recalled from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (AAA)
Dewayne Wiself-rf34.069New York YankeesNew York Yankees (MLB)Contract purchased from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (AAA)
Michael PinedaP23.106New York YankeesNew York Yankees (MLB)Transferred to 60-day DL
Mariano RiveraP42.156New York YankeesNew York Yankees (MLB)DL-15 Torn ACL
Brad BrachRP26.022San Diego PadresSan Diego Padres (MLB)Recalled from Tucson (AAA)
DJ MitchellP24.357New York YankeesScranton/Wilkes-Barre (AAA)Optioned to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (AAA)
Ryan SpilborghsLF32.242Texas RangersTexas Rangers (MLB)Traded from Indians to Rangers for cash
Justin Sellersss26.092Los Angeles DodgersAlbuquerque (AAA)Optioned to Albuquerque (AAA)
Zach BraddockP24.255Released by Brewers